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Unseen Symmetry: Photography by Patrick Bakken

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Unseen Symmetry, an intriguing and creative photography collection by Patrick Bakken. The exhibit will show in the Exit Gallery January 18th to 28th. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, January 19th from 5 – 7 pm in the gallery.

In a matter of less than .05 of a second, humans instinctively scan a visual object for symmetrical qualities. Our mind is constantly surveying, consciously and unconsciously, for symmetry. With this series of photographs, and by manipulating them together, they create unseen lines of symmetry and serenity. They create a fascinating play of nature and human manipulation; establishing familiar places that have never been seen before.

Patrick Bakken is a current student of Montana State University and is majoring in photography. Patrick grew up just west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has always been one for the outdoors and traveling and it’s the passion of adventure and exploration that brought Patrick to Bozeman. Patrick has exhibited pieces in the Emerson Gallery and other artworks were selected to be shown at the undergraduate art exhibit titled “Personal Vision”. With a combination of passions being photography and travel, and with his motivation for both, he will continually push the boundaries of impossible to possible.

The Exit Gallery is a student organized art gallery that hosts seven, two week exhibits per semester as well as other arts events. The Exit Gallery educates, informs, and encourages creativity and is an outlet for emerging artist and new, exciting ideas! The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

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Monster Pots by Matthew Piedalue

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Monster Pots a solo exhibition of ceramic vessels by Matthew Piedalue, a recent graduate of ceramics at Montana State University.  The exhibit will show in the Exit Gallery November 29th to December 10th. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, December 1st from 5 – 7 pm in the gallery.

The intention of Matthew’s ceramics illustrates the awe and wonder of a young boy obsessed with comic books and science fiction. Each piece is given up to the imagination of the viewer and one has to admire Matthew’s work for its certainly playful, imaginative, and mysterious qualities. Even though the ceramics delve outside traditions of these functional shapes, they still contain a sense of durability.

Matthew received his BFA of Studio Art at Montana State University in May of 2010.  He has had numerous exhibitions throughout his undergraduate career and Matt also had the opportunity to show his work in Montpellier, France in 2009.  As an undergraduate he was the president of the MSU Ceramics Guild for two years.

Unknown: a painting and sculpture installation by Colleen Fuhringer

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Unknown, a painting and sculpture installation by Colleen Fuhringer.  The exhibit will show in the Exit Gallery November 15-23.  There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday November 17th.

Fuhringer’s unique, suggestive work consists of layers of latex gathered, stretched, and formed into strange textures.  The work seems fragile, yet everything is constructed of a lasting material. Although the forms are strange and difficult to understand, they suggest movements and thoughts already familiar.

Colleen attended the University of Montana and Great Falls College of Technology before receiving a B.A. in Art from the University of Great Falls in 2009.  She was recently chosen to participate in an international exchange program and will study at the HISK Art Institute in Belgium in spring 2011.  Both a painter and sculptor, her current body of work has developed out of experimentation with latex paint and is conceptually based on unknown entities.  Colleen lives in Bozeman with her son, Lucas, and is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree at Montana State University.

“Some Big Pictures From the 80’s” by Fran Noel @ the Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Some Big Pictures From the 80’s a photography exhibition by Fran Noel.  The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery November 1 – 12.  There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, November 3rd from 5 – 7 pm.


Some Big Pictures from the 80’s: A unique collection of artwork featuring eclectic recycled materials, vivid colors, dramatic interplay between two and three dimensions, and a very mysterious narrative. The exhibition involves an attempt to warp space and create illusions without darkroom manipulation. Fran’s idea was to reduce three dimensions of the “real world” into two dimensions within a photograph. Something you just have to see to realize.

Fran received his Bachelors degree from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Colorado in 1965.  He has received numerous Visual Artists Fellowships and Grants to assist with his work and research and has taught at different universities, including Montana State University. Fran has been published in many different publications and has work displayed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, sixteen colleges, and many private institutions.

The Exit Gallery is a student organized art gallery which hosts seven two week exhibits per semester as well as other arts events. It is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!

“Satori” by Krista Busacker @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Satori by Krista Busacker, an exhibit based on line and its transformation from conception to execution.  The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery October 18th-29th. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, October 20th from 5pm to 7pm.

Krista received her Bacheolor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Northwest Missouri State University in 2008 and is currently working on receiving her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting here at Montana State University.  In 2007 Krista had the opportunity to study abroad in Belgium while taking classes in Painting and Lithography.  She has been shown in numerous exhibits in Missouri, Montana and Tennessee and has also had the opportunity to show her work in Belgium while abroad.

Satori is an exhibit showing the “line located at the threshold of its transformation from conception to execution and conveys all the sensitivity of the hand and body from which it came.”  The works become a tool of understanding, as the use of recognizable material, along with elements of weight, rhythm, shadow and texture to allow for an act of immediacy.  Her work factors in a modernists mentality, an attention to aesthetic and the idea that each piece is maintaining a direct experience of reality to the viewer.  “Here there are no absolute certainties, but rather in its place, a probing innocence.”

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!

Roosts: Photographs by Amanda Breitbach Ragsdale

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents Roosts, a series of photographs by Amanda Breitbach Ragsdale about slowing down and taking the opportunity to enjoy the spaces in between. “To notice things, pay attention and appreciate whatever there is.” The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery October 4th-15th. There will be a free public reception on Monday, October 4th from 5-7pm. The Exit Gallery is located in SUB 212 on the MSU campus. For more info call 994.1828.

Exit Gallery: call for submissions

The Exit Gallery is a student run art gallery on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the spring 2011 semester. If accepted you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This is an excellent opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community. For an application please email exhibits@montana.edu. Applications are due December 15, 2010.

The Exit Gallery is a student run art gallery on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the spring 2010 semester. If accepted you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This is an excellent opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community. For an application please email exhibits@montana.edu. Applications are due December 15, 2009.